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5 Foods To Eat For Healthy Skin

Food is obviously something that we need to survive, so why not eat some vitamin rich foods that’ll double up as nutrients for your skin? If you’re looking for foods that will help you have smooth, young, and healthy skin look no further! 


1. Fish

Fish that are rich in Omega-3, Vitamin E, Zinc, and protein is one of the top foods to eat in order to achieve healthy skin. A few types of fish that are rich in these nutrients are salmon, mackerel, and herring.


The Omega 3 will help keep your skin thick and supple, all while adding moisture to your skin. The added moisture comes from the fact that the fatty acids help your skin cells attract moisture from the air. Omega 3 will also help reduce inflammation in your skin which can help reduce redness and acne.  


The vitamin E in these fish is full of antioxidants that will help fight free radicals. Free radicals are something that we want to avoid as they damage healthy skin cells and create oxidative stress.Free radicals can be a result of smoking, pollution, unhealthy food choices and even excessive exercise. The Zinc will work alongside the Omega 3’s to reduce inflammation as well as close wounds. The protein in the fish will help retain the strength and integrity of the skin, helping to prevent it from drooping and keep it looking younger. 


2. Avocados

Avocados are a powerhouse when it comes to vitamins. They are rich in vitamins K,C,E,A, and B. Vitamin K will help with stretch marks and different skin conditions as its primary function is to aid the body’s process of blood clotting. Vitamin C will work alongside the vitamin K as it helps with collagen production. This means it helps your body repair damaged skin cells and rejuvenate your skin. 


Vitamin E, as mentioned before, has strong antioxidants that help fight free radicals. Vitamin E also helps reverse existing UV damage in your skin while also nourishing the skin. 


Any of the skin cells that are past being saved and have died off will be quickly replaced with the help of Vitamin A. This vitamin helps stimulate production of new skin cells and keeps the skin from becoming overly dry. Vitamin B will then continue the nourishment of skin cells by treating rosacea, acne, eczema, dermatitis, hyper pigmentation, sun-damaged skin, dry skin, and helping the body produce healthy skin cells.


3. Walnuts

Walnuts don’t get enough credit for the amount of benefits that they have. For starters, they have Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin E, vitamin B, and help reduce inflammation. In addition to the benefits of each of those vitamins for your skin, Vitamin B also helps lower stress which will then help you age slower. 


Walnuts are also full of antioxidants. Antioxidants are great for the skin as they help protect the skin by reducing and fighting free radical production. Antioxidants will also help reduce pigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles. They are key in keeping your skin looking young!


4. Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds are small but mighty, as they contain 90% of your daily Vitamin E intake in just a quarter of a cup. Through their vitamin E content, sunflower seeds work to reduce the risk of inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. They are also good for your stomach, as they are full of magnesium, which will help flush toxins out of your system and your skin. Sunflower seeds also work towards neutralising the damaging free radicals that can threaten the health of your cells. So like antioxidants, sunflowers are fighting off free radicals. 


5. Broccoli

Last but not least, broccoli. It may not be a fan favourite, but it is definitely a vegetable that you shouldn't be sleeping on. Broccoli is a great vegetable to help your bones and your gut, and also includes anti-aging properties for your skin. It is rich in antioxidants to help your skin stay young. It also has Vitamin C, Vitamin A, calcium, Zinc, and fibre. So not only is it helping your skin but it is doing wonders for the rest of your body.